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Both hotels were highlighted as two of the best hotels in the world.
The printed issue of the Gold List 2018 will be launched in January. It contains a ranking of the best hotels in the world, among which are explora Atacama and explora Rapa Nui. In this ranking –which includes hotels from all over the world– Condé Nast Traveler editors pick their favorites, meaning hotels they would like to visit again and again and which are in their dreams long after they return home.
This acknowledgment is like a “love letter to the hotels that make us feel sexier, smarter, flirtier… that make us walk with a little more swagger and remind us who we want to be and how we want to live”, stated the magazine’s editors. And, what can beat staying at a hotel where you don’t need to worry about anything else but living the experience and enjoying it.
At explora, we take our travelers to in-depth explorations to the destinations where we are located. We offer an experience where every detail of the stay, from beginning to end, has been carefully taken care of so travelers can enjoy and get to know as much as possible. Every day and based on their interests, they can choose the explorations they want to accomplish. These hotels offer the possibility of visiting the most popular milestones and attractions off-the-beaten track. Hospitality can be found in every corner: a comfortable bed to sleep, rooms with amazing views, food that connects travelers with local flavors and the friendliness of our staff.
explora Atacama was designed as the perfect base from where to explore the desert, the Andes highlands and all the surrounding natural attractions. We have a menu of more than 40 explorations to discover the essence of the desert –its contrasts, geography, skies, wildlife and cultures. The explorations can be completed trekking, by van, horseback riding or in our observatory.
The hotel has its own stables with horses specifically trained for the area’s terrain. There is also a private observatory for our travelers to gaze the stars in one of the clearest skies in the world, four pools, two jacuzzis and a Spa area.
Our explorations can be adapted for families with members of different ages and also for those wishing to explore on a horseback or bike.
Five miles (5 km) away from Hanga Roa, explora Rapa Nui is sited in a privileged location from where to explore Easter Island. With a menu of 34 explorations, we visit the most popular sites as well as less known locations, following our guides’ local knowledge. Travelers can bike along the skirts of the Terevaka volcano, do snorkeling or scuba diving in some of the most pristine waters in the world, or trek following the trail of the moai from the quarry to their platforms.
No other facility, apart from explora, allows for such a diverse exploration of the island, its history, geography and culture. In addition to the coziness of its rooms and common spaces, there is a pool and an open-air jacuzzi.